The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 8, 1944
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' PAGE EIGHT QUOTE ME— Six Too Young For School Age Educator Says Child Should Not Attend School Until Eight "r By JIM DOWMN'G iJnittd Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE. ROCK, June 8. (UP)— Education commissioner Ralph B. Jones said today that ."It I had a email child of school age, I'd be inclined to.wait until he wns at least eight years old before sending him to school,' 1 Asserting that the environment of school, the work imd concentration required, the. crowdlng-logetbei-, niid the'exposure to communicable dls- $»s«s 'are "really too severe" for six- year-old children, Jones said the ue of eight was "none too late." "I believe that a smnll child is too physically and mentally Immature to'knuckle down to the severe Job of learning to rend, write and figure,'! he said. ''They are subjected to nil sorts of. wurplng influences—totally different from what, they have been used to.'If they have led relatively sheltered lives, the transition is too often-tragic. That's the reason a mother cries when she sends her Child off to the first day of school. SKe; knows, in her heart, that the child is in for some tough sledding." The commissioner, who never has been fully in agreement with so- called "accepted" educational methods, said the work required of six- year : olds Is out of line with (.heir capacities. Study In Bad Light "For the first time In their lives" he explained, "they arc forced to sit »t desks with 40 or 50 other clill- .dren. Instead of being allowed to talk and play as they have, since babyhood .they must be quiet.' They rrjust .'puzzle over iwinled letters, nearly always under terrible lighting conditions. They develop incipient cunature of the spine, they strain their little eyes and catch ijieasles, whooping cough," mumus, and kindred other 'childhood' dlo- ^ases because \tiililullou is nearly always bad and crowding Is unl- -Vers'al in schoolrooms. "At eight and older, a child is better equipped to withstand the strain. JR grasps new ideas quicker and his ejesight is better. He still is nat- •urally curious enough to want to learn Jones said a light meter employed Jn the average Arkansas schoolroom '(would show that some pupils must Itad and study in light less than one fourth as bright as required, whereas other students In the same room .Work In a glare." He took issue with parents who f)nd fault with ihe public schools In the state and fltid It necessary to send their children to private academies or prep schools for their education. Private Schools Expensive 'They'Oik why the public schools c^n't do the job for their kids ns do the private schools," Jones said '"They forget that a good private school may cost as much as $600 a year per pupil, whereas In Little Hock, the allotment Is only $60 j pupil.per year for education. VBig private schools have compact classes with .highly-paid men teachers They can afford air the latest study helps, the psychologists,, the psychiatrists, clinical research, to help analyze each problem child and help him to find himself. -'The commissioner said a parent could consider himself "lucky" if three of his' four children came through public schools with nde- quate education and reasonably free from neuroses. "The fourth child must take his chances," he said. Arkansas' teacher situation, which he'descrlbed last year ns "in bad shape," was "pretty terrible this term just closed—and will be worse yet next fall" "The general level of qualifications Is falling among our teachers " he said. "This Is particularly true In the high chools. The lower grades can get along fairly well with teachers who know the rudiments of reading and writing." Jones said incomplete figures Indicated that approximately 100,000 school-age children were out of school in Arkansas during the school year Just closed. "It's true that some of them quit school early to go to work," he said "but many of them simply had no school to go to. "Next year is really going to be Borne thing." BLYTHEVILLB (ARK,), COUKIEU NEWS Sinclair Has Another Winner; Martin Dies Gets The Works these two nulhors. and Uiclr accounts of trips through tills land ot Oriental mystery are vivid. No trip lor stales wns this Journey—Miss Cable had to mix with. Buddhists, Moslems, nitcl lough 'n ,A? ttescrl tr">»s. She talked to the wild uuuasj Mongols, and hiul n session with „, . . . „ I General Mn, tlhc brigand chief, Sinclair has written n complete who practically held her captive >Jol in this book, yet, after rending!because he needed medical ntlen- MOROLINE JEUV Hubert Potter's STATE LINE PHILLIPS 66 Service Station * GAS & OIL * CIGARETTES , * COKES & DRINKS (Bring Your Emply Hollies) FOUR JAP TARGETS TIJUKSUAY, JUNE 8, 1 Japan's main induitrial tenters are fairly closely concentrated, centering in four areas: (1) Tokyo-Yokofiomo; (2) Nogoyo; (3) Osaka-Kob*; end (4) the northern part of Kyushu Island. Japan tias made greet efforts to decentralize war industries, distributing some among home workers in households; dispersing others into Manchuria and along China coast at Tientsin, Tsingtao, Shanghai and other places. dowrt and hoc potatoes. « * • Light mystery reading Is Richard Shaltuck's "Said the Spider to the Fly" (GImon & Schuster: $2) Almost .screwlwlllsh Is the plot that llnds Ihe hero, Rocky Smltl], aboard a plane bound west, and pronto, he's mixed up In U) a pjot of sabotage and (2) a murder in Laurel, U(rih, (hat he confesses to Just to escape Ihe imaginary clutches of Nazi saboteurs. The Inlc rollicks through his misadventures with the family ol (lie murdered girl, Jane Fry, through sessions in jail, through a threat of hanging, and Into a surprising climax that finds him unsuspectingly furnishing the sheriff with the Information llial leads to the capture of the murderer. Sabotage? Head what part the pencil, dropped on the Jloor of the plane at the of Hie book, plays at the very end. ? Pacific Ocean HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Upton Sinclair won the Pulitzer 'rlze last year with one of his lories based on the adventures of ls fictional character, Lanny Dudd. ^hat book was "£>ragon's TVelh." Us current book, "Presidential (s more than 000 pages, you'll want o go back and read "Dragon's Teeth," and the other two volumes built around Diidd—"World's End," and "Between Two Worlds." Budd, In the current offering, is confidential agent of president (oosevcll. He is admirably filled or this task by his environment -his early life wns.spent on the continent, where he was the con- Idnnt of such Nazi big-wigs as Gocbbels, Goerhig, mid others. Events leading up to the war are traced through his 'character, and the book becomes exciting when Trudl, Ltinnys wife, Is c«p- ured by the Nnzis and' subscquent- y rescued by the hero. The book ends with German Invasion of Czechoslovakia, but It leaves you vlth the Idea thnt there'll be other lales of Limny Budd .as soon as the war progresses .further. » •' | ' • : . You probably couldn't take a trip to the Gobi desert now if you wanted, to but you get the yen for such a Jaunt after reading "The Gobi Desert," by Mildred Cable •rancesca French (Macmlllan So.ouj. . Two Intrepid adventurers are lion. Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Don t be embarrassed, by loose false teeth slipping, dropping or wabbling when you eat, talk or huigh. Just sprinkle a little PAS TEETH on your plates. This pleas ant powder gives a remarkable sense of added comfort and security by holding plates more firmly No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or Vecl- SFi..J s alka1lnc <"on-acld). Get FASTEETH at any drug store. Practically 110 book nowadays Is tree from the touch of war. And this volume winds up with a wnr touch as Miss Cable describes the arrival of surveyors to cut supply •otuls across the desert from Si- jerla to furnish war supplies lo China. H's u fast-moving book, with plenty of lllustrntionr, lo give you n vivid Idea of the land nnd Its people. DIES INVESTIGATED Thai man Dies! Yep, Ihe.v've finally come out with n swell book on the big boy from Texas who has caused so much ruckus with : his Investigating coinmtUces. Wll-' Ham Gellenmmn, In "Martin Dies" (John Day: $3), has written u "must" book for consumption by anyone Interested In ttlic inner machinations of government, bust- 1 - — ... nes s and lobbyists—and just about, n^iTmiSc all of us fire so Interested now. The book might make as big a ripple as John Carlson's "Under Cover." since ft charges llrat Dies challenges the American way ol living, seeks to defeat liberal candidates In the coining election, is n greater problem to America than the organl/jitlons he seeks to expose, nnd a lot of other things. Gcllennnim does not pull nny punches. It Is said each page of his hook represents six hours of work. Nothing lie says is complimentary to Mailln. • * * ONE FOU THR KIDS •=—~"~ A clever book for the kiddies is "Pick the Vegetables,' bj Esther ncno and Leonard Welsgard (Lothrop, Lee & Shcparcl.: $1). This Is one of those cul-oul books wherein paper vegetables may be'har- vested from the various pages and placed In n huge .basket on the last page. And under every vegetable Is a surprise—a bunny hiding behind n carrot, n baby chick under a sciuasb, and other cute little stunts Hint will please the juvenile who isn't yet ready to get Tired Kidneys Often Bring Sleepless Nights Milne Cools Off NAPLES, Me. (UP)—Politics Is pretty serious business In this Maine town, but folks contend "It ain't what it used to be." Until a few years ago feeling was so strong between Democrats and Republicans that public buildings had separate entrances for members of each party and (he children were divided in their schoolrooms on Ihe basl 5 ot how their parents voted. Charles A. Hunton Jr. Now First Lieutenant Promotion of Charles A. Hunton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hmi- lon Sr., of 1003 Heain St., Blythc- vllte, lo the rank of first lieutenant has recently been announced by headquarters of the Ninth Air Force In England. Lieutenant HinUon Is pilot of the A-29 Havoc light bomber. "Shoo- Shoo-Daby". operating from ;l bomber base commanded by Col Preston P. Ponder of Ilenderson- ville, N. C. lie wns'graduated and commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in June, 1943 Prior lo entering (he Army 'in 19-12, Lieutenant Hunton was a stu- ilcnl at Arkansas Slate College Jonesboro, for two years. The cliffs enclosing some of the IJords or Norway rise precipitously Irom (he water level lo a height of 2000 lo 3000 feet. If you like a spicy flavor, You'll find HOTCIitJ KUIII in f;ivor. SlICID Hitor-rifh- Vllnmlt-rlth MEMPHIS PACKING CO. NEW ORLEANS' INVITATION TO YOU The roasters of this leading selling brand of Coffee & Chicory,. AVm. B. Reily&c Co. Inc., extend to you this invitation: 'Take home a can of Luiianne.. u«« ihe.entire contend . . . If you ate not satiified in every respect your money will be refunded . , . This guarantee appears on every can. 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'; This, ihe greatest achievement in the gathering and dissemination of information ever recorded, makes us realize what our men faced when they landed, and more fully understand the deplh of our obligation as individuals and organizations in backing up our armed forces. Our prayers are with all who are participating [ n the liberation of Europe, and our sympathy goes out lo the families of those who have made the supreme sacrifice. INTERNATIONAL BUSINKSS MACHINES COKI'OUATION The Beautyrest of Felt Mattresses You can make that precious shut-eye count if you sleep on a White Knight. It has laj'ers and layers of fine, soft, all-white staple cotton. It has a buoyancy and comfort you wouldn't dream possible. Simmons has given to White Knight the same careful Ceautyrest tailoring , . including the pre-built border with French edge and handsome, durable, Beautyrest covers. The "inside mattress" adds to White Knight's comfort and appearance. The matching White Knight Box Spring, at $39-50, has deep coil construction and is well upholstered. We hope you'll ice it and try it. Eaiy la torn 10-DAY SIMMONS CONTEST... The Simmons Mattress Co. is offering a prize to our salesman who sells the most White Knight Mattresses and box springs during the next 10 days. Joe Alexander, Arlie French, R. B. Caudle, and Max Koonce are in the competition. Help your favorite salesman to win the prize. Hubbard Furniture Co. B/yt/teviffe, Ark,

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